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Pompeo slams ‘predator’ China as US seeks Asian influence

AFP
Colombo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Chinas Communist government a predator on Wednesday as he sought to tempt Sri Lanka away from Beijings influence and later bolstered the US diplomatic presence in the neighbouri

Oct 29, 2020

Syria Kurds release more than 600 IS-linked prisoners

AFP
Qamishli
The Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria on Thursday freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to the Islamic State jihadist group.
The 631 detainees had been held on terrorism charges and were the fi

Oct 16, 2020

Saudi Arabia fails in bid to join UN rights council

AFP
NEW YORK
Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday as China and Russia were elected to three-year terms. Human rights groups hailed the snub to Riyadh which deals a blow to th

Oct 15, 2020

Iraq’s COVID-19 death toll rises to over 10,000

AFP
Baghdad
Iraqs health ministry said on Wednesday that more than 10000 people have died from COVID-19 in the country whose threadbare health sector has been battered by the virus.
Iraq has registered more than 413000 cases and the total death toll now stands at 10021 the ministry said. Baghdad recently lifted restrictions and

Oct 15, 2020

Lebanon, Israel start ‘historic’ maritime border talks

NAQURA: Lebanon and Israel still technically at war held unprecedented talks under UN and US auspices on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration within reasonable time.
In a joint statement afterwards the United States and the United Nations said the talks had been productive an

Oct 15, 2020

Iran hits new virus records, curbs travel

AFP
Tehran
Iran on Wednesday announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities including Tehran as the country hit new single-day records in both COVID-19 deaths and new infections.
As well as the capital the measures include banning travel to and from Karaj Mashhad Isfahan and Urmia the health ministrys Kianoush Jahan

Oct 15, 2020

Brazil overtakes India to become country with second-highest COVID caseload

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil has surpassed India as the worlds country with the second-highest coronavirus caseload according to official figures.
The Health Ministry inBrasilia said 85663 new coronavirus infections were reported on Friday bringing the total number of cases to 11363380 - compared to around 11333000 in India which had previously occupied the second spot.
The Health

Mar 14, 2021

Pompeo slams ‘predator’ China as US seeks Asian influence

AFP
Colombo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Chinas Communist government a predator on Wednesday as he sought to tempt Sri Lanka away from Beijings influence and later bolstered the US diplomatic presence in the neighbouring Maldives to counter the Asian superpower.
Sri Lanka and the Maldives both strategically located on key Indian Ocean trade routes have borrowe

Oct 29, 2020

Syria Kurds release more than 600 IS-linked prisoners

AFP
Qamishli
The Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria on Thursday freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to the Islamic State jihadist group.
The 631 detainees had been held on terrorism charges and were the first batch released in an amnesty deal announced recently following calls from Arab tribes in eastern Syria.
The Kurdish administration in northeas

Oct 16, 2020

Saudi Arabia fails in bid to join UN rights council

AFP
NEW YORK
Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday as China and Russia were elected to three-year terms. Human rights groups hailed the snub to Riyadh which deals a blow to the kingdoms attempts to improve its image in the international community.
The #HRC elections today delivered a stunning rebuke to #SaudiArabi

Oct 15, 2020

Iraq’s COVID-19 death toll rises to over 10,000

AFP
Baghdad
Iraqs health ministry said on Wednesday that more than 10000 people have died from COVID-19 in the country whose threadbare health sector has been battered by the virus.
Iraq has registered more than 413000 cases and the total death toll now stands at 10021 the ministry said. Baghdad recently lifted restrictions and reopened mosques shops and cafes but has kept its

Oct 15, 2020

Lebanon, Israel start ‘historic’ maritime border talks

NAQURA: Lebanon and Israel still technically at war held unprecedented talks under UN and US auspices on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration within reasonable time.
In a joint statement afterwards the United States and the United Nations said the talks had been productive and that the delegates had reaffirmed their commi

Oct 15, 2020

Iran hits new virus records, curbs travel

AFP
Tehran
Iran on Wednesday announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities including Tehran as the country hit new single-day records in both COVID-19 deaths and new infections.
As well as the capital the measures include banning travel to and from Karaj Mashhad Isfahan and Urmia the health ministrys Kianoush Jahanpour told state television.
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Oct 15, 2020
Local media said the attack was in retaliation to a murder that took place in Zarqa, allegedly committed by the victimu2019s father, who is currently in prison.

Outrage as Jordanian boy’s hands chopped off, face mutilated in gruesome assault

Tribune News Network
Doha
PEOPLE in Jordan are demanding tougher laws to punish the perpetrators of a brutal assault on a 16-year-old boy that caused widespread outrage across the country.
The hideous crime happened in Zarqa city east of Amman on Tuesday.
The teenager was brutally assaulted by a group of men who chopped off both his hands and mutilated his face apparently in re

Oct 15, 2020
Syrian President Bashar al Assad tours the village of Kafr Dabil in Syriau2019s Latakia province, which was ravaged with wildfires, on Tuesday. (AFP)

Assad declares Syria wildfires national catastophe

AFP
Damascus
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared a national catastrophe on Tuesday after inspecting crops destroyed by wildfires that have ravaged his countrys Mediterranean coastal belt.
As many as 25000 people have been forced to flee their homes the United Nations said in a new blow for a region which is a mainstay of support for Assads government.
The fires whic

Oct 14, 2020

Maritime talks with Israel not step towards normalisation: Lebanon

DPA
Beirut/Tel Aviv
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesdaythat maritime border talks with Israel will tackle technical issues only indicating it is not a step toward a normalisation of ties.
The negotiations will be technical and talks should be limited to this particular issue only Aoun was quoted as saying by his office on the eve of the discussions. He held s

Oct 14, 2020
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Web Summit Qatar 2024 set for grand kick off on Monday

QNADohaThe Government Communications Office (GCO) has announced that preparations are complete for Web Summit Qatar 2024 set to kick off next Monday February 26 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. Thousands of entrepreneurs investors tech leaders and ex

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Qatar-Iran joint committee discusses labour relations

Tribune News NetworkDohaMinister of Labour HE Dr Ali bin Samikh Al Marri and Minister of Cooperatives Labour and Social Welfare of Iran Solat Mortazavi chaired the sixth meeting of the Joint Qatari-Iranian Committee in the field of labour in Doha on Thursday.

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Mensik shocks Rublev to make Qatar ExxonMobil Open semis; Monfils sends Humbert packing

ATPDohaJakub Mensik is enjoying the week of his life at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.The Czech earned his first Top 5 win on Thursday at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex as he stunned World No. 5 and former champion in Doha Russian Andrey R

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QICCA holds seminar on significance of arbitration

Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) at the Qatar Chamber recently organised a seminar titled The Significance of Arbitration Agreement in the presence of QICCA Board Member for International Relations S

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